10 Fiction Markets Paying $50 to $480 for November 2021

These magazines/ markets pay $50-480 for fiction (one magazine pays considerably more). Some also accept other genres, like non-fiction and poetry. – S. Kalekar

Flame Tree Publishing Anthology
They are reading submissions for a weird horror anthology. Their guidelines say, “With stories from modern writers and the founding fathers of horror fiction, weird or cosmic horror combines the dark brooding shadows of the night with the presence of elder gods at the edges of our world. Algernon Blackwood, M.R. James and H.P. Lovecraft sit alongside new tales by new writers from open submissions.” They also accept reprints.
Deadline: 21 November 2021
Length: 2,000-4,000 words
Pay: $0.08/word
Details here.

Flash Fiction Online
They read flash fiction across many genres, including speculative and literary fiction. They read submissions from 1st to 21st of each month, except December, when they are closed. They also accept reprints.
Deadline: 21 November 2021
Length: 500-1,000 words
Pay: $80
Details here.

Nimrod International Journal
They accept submissions of short fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry. They also accept translations. Online submissions are charged, but there is no fee for mailed submissions.
Deadline: 30 November 2021
Length: Up to 7,500 words for prose, 3-10 pages of poetry
Pay: $10/page, up to $200
Details here and here.

DreamForge Magazine
This speculative fiction magazine is open for a short period for fiction (including flash fiction) and poetry submissions – they accept fantasy and science fiction, and horror is not a good fit for this magazine. “Positive stories demonstrating the triumph of the human spirit and the power of hope and humane values in overcoming the most daunting challenges.”
Deadline: 30 November 2021
Length: 200-4,500 words for fiction, up to 900 words for poetry
Pay: $25-100 for poems, and $0.06/word for fiction
Details here.

Strange Horizons
This magazine publishes speculative fiction, non-fiction (columns, essays, interviews, and round-tables), poetry, and art – and they are open during the month of November for fiction.
Deadline: 30 November 2021 for fiction
Length: Up to 10,000 words (under 5,000 words preferred) for fiction; varies for others
Pay: $0.10/word for fiction, $50 for poetry, varies for others
Details here and here.

Dark Void Magazine
This is a new science fiction horror magazine. All stories take place off planet Earth, according to their website. Their first issue will be launched in Spring 2022.
Deadline: 30 November 2021
Length: 3,000-4,000 words
Pay: $0.05/word
Details here.

Black Coffee & Vinyl
Submissions are open for Black Coffee & Vinyl’s visual art and multimedia project that incorporates literature – fiction, non-fiction, and poetry, on ‘The City’ theme. “We are seeking art, words, and sounds that explore, critique, celebrate and interrogate the urban landscape, culture and environment. The city, a place, should play a central role in the work and should be a central character or focus. We are seeking a diverse range of city representation from large cities to small, from real to imagined.”
Deadline: 30 November 2021 (extended)
Length: Up to 2,000 words for prose; up to 3 poems
Pay: $50
Details here.

Apparition Lit
They accept speculative fiction (fantasy, sci-fi, horror, literary) and poetry and they are open for submissions on the ‘Charm’ theme. They have an extended reading period for BIPOC writers. (They also have a monthly themed flash fiction challenge, usually on various historical figures, which runs from the 1st to the 15th of every month, and pays $30.)
Deadline: 30 November 2021 for general submissions; 1-7 December 2021 for BIPOC-only submissions
Length: 1,000-5,000 words for fiction, up to five poems
Pay: $0.03/word for prose, $30/poem
Details here.

They publish fantasy short fiction on their website, and in an audio format. They are open to all sub-genres of fantasy, from magical realism to urban fantasy to slipstream to high fantasy. Fantastical or non-real content should be meaningful to the story. They also accept reprints.
Deadline: 1 December 2021
Length: Up to 6,000 words
Pay: $0.08/word
Details here.
(Submissions are also open for their sister site, The Cast of Wonders, which publishes young adult fiction; pay is $0.08/word for stories up to 6,000 words, and the reading period is 15 November-20 December 2021 (see schedule).

The Antihumanist
This magazine publishes anti-human work. “We want fiction that challenges human centred narratives, that forces us to confront our place in the universe, that makes us question: Who are we? Why are we here? Is there a purpose? Historically, weird fiction has best captured this goal. However, we are willing to accept submissions from speculative, horror, and literary writers that meet the above criteria.” They also publish translations. They want non-fiction and letters on the anti-human theme, as well.
Deadline: 1 December 2021
Length: Up to 1,000 words for fiction, 750-1,500 words for essays, up to 350 words for letters
Pay: $0.05/word
Details here.


Three Time Travelers Walk Into… Anthology
This is a fiction anthology. Their guidelines say, “Take any three famous people from history, toss them together, and have an adventure.
How they got together is up to you – you could do an origin story of how they first met or you could write the story as if they had been adventuring for years. You can use a time machine or a rip in space/time or quantum magic or whatever. You could have some sort of universal translator or you can have the language barrier be part of your plotline.
And these three people should be really separate if possible, from different cultures and times.” Also, “I’m looking for real people or people who are so ingrained in mythology that they could be real (Robin Hood, King Arthur, Mulan, etc.). Obviously, do not use any copyrighted characters or clearly fictional characters even if they are in the public domain”.
Deadline: 9 December 2021
Length: Prefers up to 4,000, can accept up to 5,000 words
Pay: $0.05/word
Details here.

Bio: S. Kalekar is the pseudonym of a regular contributor to this magazine. She is the author of 182 Short Fiction Publishers. She can be reached here.



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